The Duke of Cambridge is at RAF Coningsby today as the 29th Squadron marks its 100th anniversary. Prince William is watching a parade and a Battle of Britain Memorial flypast. The Duke is Patron of the Battle of Britain Memorial flight.
RAF Coningsby is responsible for the delivery of Quick Reaction Alert (South), facilitating the launch of armed aircraft at short notice to investigate potential threats to UK airspace.
The 29(R) Squadron was established in 1915 and nstructs both new pilots and pilots experienced on other platforms how to operate the world-class multi-role Typhoon aircraft which is based at Coningsby.
RAF Coningsby is also home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which is marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain by taking part in flypasts and air shows across the UK, remembering not just the pilots of the Battle of Britain, but all RAF personnel who have given their lives to guard UK shores.